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Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

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Adam Green

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Adam Green
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Emma Bell ... Parker O'Neil
Shawn Ashmore ... Joe Lynch
Kevin Zegers ... Dan Walker
Ed Ackerman ... Jason
Rileah Vanderbilt ... Shannon
Kane Hodder ... Cody
Adam Johnson ... Rifkin
Chris York Chris York ... Ryan
Peder Melhuse Peder Melhuse ... Driver
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Storyline

At Mount Holliston, snowboarders Dan Walker, his girlfriend Parker O'Neil and his best friend Joe Lynch don't have enough money to buy lift tickets. Parker bribes Jason, a lift-worker, with one hundred dollars. When the system is nearing closure, they force Jason to let them have one last pass. However, Jason needs to resolve a problem and his colleague misunderstands his instructions and stops the lift. The trio of skier and snowboarders gets stranded on the chairlift near the top of the mountain. When they see that the lights of the ski resort had been turned off, they need to make a choice: leave the chairlift or freeze to death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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With 30 million skiers and snowboarders in the US and over 5000 chairlifts in operation, its only a matter of time before someone gets left behind. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2010 (Kazakhstan) See more »

Also Known As:

Muerte en la montaña See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$131,395, 7 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$243,390, 22 November 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Adam Green uses much of the same key crew positions in every project he does, and chooses his projects based on whether or not he can work with his friends. The man on the "Missing" poster in the lodge is Green's usual camera operator B.J. McDonnell who couldn't shoot this movie, because he had already booked work on Halloween II (2009). The poster is meant to be a shout-out, and a dig at B.J. for missing the shoot. See more »

Goofs

Before the second time Joe climbs up to get to the overhead cable, the sky is clear and sunny. In the next shot, as he starts climbing, the sky is overcast and it's snowing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joe Lynch: I don't see her.
Dan Walker: The shift changes. Just give it a couple of minutes.
Parker O'Neil: Are you sure about this?
Dan Walker: Yeah yeah, works all the time. Besides, this lady loves Lynch. Loves him.
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Connections

References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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Talented Socialites
Written by Chris Zerby (as Christopher Zerby)
Performed by Helicopter Helicopter
Courtesy of Initial Records
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Good effort!
7 February 2010 | by mdnobles19See all my reviews

I'm not jumping up and down for this one but I thought it was a very well done survival/thriller that had some shocking, gruesome scenes as well as some thrills and definitely chills. The acting was pretty decent but the stand out here is newcomer Emma Bell who gave an heartbreaking performance as one of the stranded skiers on a ski lift, man I felt all of her pain. I thought the director did a great job using different techniques with the camera and used his one location effectively that makes you think and feel that you're right there with them on that ski lift, the thought just terrifies me but doesn't make me fear going skiing just makes me think twice about going on a ski lift. I think it's a tad overrated saying it does for skiing what Jaws did for swimming, not really and to be honest it's more Open Water than Jaws just with more action and a different situation, sorry it just didn't put the fear in me, it just had me feeling sorry for them and rooting for them than actually being scared. It will have you thinking throughout questioning what would you do in that situation, what lengths would you go in order to survive and some of it to me wasn't plausible while other scenes were very realistic and will have you on the edge of your seat. What makes this so special is the fact that they took a simple idea and went to great lengths to make it powerful and had three leads that could be anyone's friend, sister, brother, lover and it makes you feel for them even more and makes the whole situation more unsettling and shattering with some scenes that will make you a little teary eyed, good effort. This film actually has a heart and is refreshing from most horror offerings lately but it's more of a drama/thriller and I can't wait to see what director Adam Green has up his sleeve next! Overall it could of had a slightly better conclusion and I don't think it's going to be the best genre flick of the year because I just don't see that happening but if you want to see something different, new and bone chilling go support Adam Green's latest effort Frozen, though more of a renter on a snowy night to me. Recommended!


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